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Out of the Blue

Happy winter to those of us in the northern hemisphere, and happy summer to those below the equator (and happy perpetual summer to those along the equator itself), as yesterday was the solstice. As I mentioned along the way in the past couple of crazy days here, the problems with our FiOS phone finally got straightened out: The order was written incorrectly, which held things up, and the pesky order then defied several efforts to purge it from the system, which prevented anything else from happening. We also got our power back last night after a surprisingly long outage: We often have short blackouts from trees breaking overhead lines, but this time there was a fire which caused the pole to fall, and a repair had to wait for them to erect a new one. Thanks for your patience as this got sorted.

R.I.P.: Iron Butterfly bassist Lee Dorman dies at age 70.

Winter Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Science: Bears were used in test flights of worldís first supersonic jet bomber.
Media: The Embarrassing Aftermath of the Mayan Apocalypse. NSFW.
Amazing 3D illusions on paper.
The Best Action Scenes of 2012.
Follow-up: Celebrations in Mexico as world survives Maya "end of days".

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10. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2012, 02:38 The Half Elf
 
Worst problem I had with Florida is the humidity and senior citizen drivers. Least for the most part, when it rains in FL it typically drops the temp down 10 or so degree's.

Being a Native Southern Californian (near San Diego), I can sorta tolerate humidity, and sorta tolerate the cold/snow (still think snow is cool), but this year I've been freezing my ass off. Not sure if it's due to having a really mild winter here in the Cincinnati area last year or what.

As for Bats, I'd send you my extra blankets, socks and heaters... in March but I need them right now.

But unlike Rigs one of the things I love about Florida is there is so many different types of places all in a days drive (kinda like California). Miami, Tampa, up in the gulf, the Keys, Orlando, etc.
 
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